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New Policies & Protocols

NEW Region11 EMS Lead Instructor Policy Effective July 15, 2020
NEW Trauma Protocols coming September 15, 2020

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Cardiac Arrest Updates

NEW Region 11 Guidelines for Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest & Termination of Resuscitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Effective April 10, 2020

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Hospital Bypass Updates

NEW Region 11 Guidelines for Bypass Requests During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Effective June 5, 2020

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Region 11 Online Continuing Education Site

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Research News

Recent Region 11 Research Publications

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About Us

The State of Illinois has eleven designated EMS Regions in which emergency medical services are coordinated; the City of Chicago is designated as Region 11. Within EMS Region 11, there are four separate EMS Systems under the medical control of four hospitals: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, The University of Chicago Medical Center, and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The Illinois EMS Act provides authority to these four Resource Hospitals, giving them legal control over their respective Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems.

The EMS Medical Directors from each of these four Resource Hospitals, along with their respective EMS System Coordinators, comprise the Region XI EMS Medical Directors Consortium (MDC), which was formed in 1984 to ensure the continuity of emergency medical services within the city. The Consortium allows the four separate EMS systems in the City of Chicago to function as “one EMS system,” having the same polices, standing medical orders and equipment across systems, making patient care and education of system providers consistent.  Click here to learn more about the organizational structure of the Region 11 EMS MDC.

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